Museum

Programs for Adults

 

 ART WORKSHOPS at UAMN
Explore the theme of your choice and experiment with color, texture and materials. No previous experience necessary.
Enjoy dessert and hot drinks. See collections. Create your own works of art with professional instruction.

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

This hands-on encaustics workshop will examine approaches to using photographs, drawings, papers, and other
objects that can be embedded into wax. We will address heating, fusing, and manipulating wax, as well as discuss colors, brushes, and where to find materials. Be inspired by museum objects as you experiment and create.

Instructor: Katlian Stark, Artist and Gallery Assistant at Well Street

When: Tuesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5-7pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $100 (non-members) / $90 (members)* 

Online Registration opens August 30, 2016. 

 

*Includes art instructor, superior art materials, light refreshments and access to the museum.
For a better experience, group size is limited to 10 participants.

Image courtesy of Katlian Stark


 Museum Discovery Series
Find out what our scientists are learning from the museum's collections at these free public lectures.


 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
(for adults 50+)

Fall 2016
Living Alaska: Adding Contemporary Art to the Museum
Session II:  October 17-November 11
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

The special exhibit, Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Art for Alaska Museums, opens October 1 at the museum. This exhibit celebrates the Rasmuson Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund which has provided grants to museums to collect current work by Alaska artists. In its first ten years, the fund distributed nearly $2 million and helped 33 museums purchase more than 1,000 works by 436 artists. Learn about collections acquired by the UA Museum of the North. Discover your museum and tour behind the scenes collections spaces. See the exhibit and create your own artwork with guidance.

Registration required. Register via OLLI


Spring 2017

OLLI students examine DNAThe Science of Museum Collections
Dates To Be Determined

Enjoy a museum sampler! Discover collections and the science behind them. Explore a new subject each week. Curators and collections managers will share interesting facts about specimens they are charged with collecting, cataloging, conserving, and researching. Featured this session will be insects, plants, art, archaeology, and mammals. Included will be tours of the UA Museum of the North collections and laboratory spaces plus hands-on activities presented by museum education. 

Registration required. Register via OLLI


 

 


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